Meal Kit

Baja Fish Tacos

with Sriracha slaw and pickled shallot

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Fish (Tilapia), Eggs, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Is there a better “newish” hand-held food than fish tacos? Battered or baked, spicy or not… someone was using their brain when they decided tacos deserved a pairing with those aquatic craniate animals. This version goes back to the origins, as fish tacos were born in the Baja area. The first fish tacos were like these: a delicate fish lightly battered and fried, served in a tortilla with a mayo slaw. Are we reinventing perfection here? No, we are sharing it with you. Tip: Want to get the most juice out of your lime? Before cutting, microwave for 15-20 seconds to "soften" the fruit. Then, gently roll the softened fruit on your work surface while pressing on it with your palm. Finally, give yourself some serious mechanical advantage by placing a cut half in between the arms of a pair of tongs to make squeezing much easier.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • Info
    11 oz. Tilapia Fillets
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • Info
    1.26 oz. Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha
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    ⅓ cup Tempura Mix
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
  • Info
    6 Small Flour Tortillas

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper, Follow same instructions as tilapia in Step 4, coating shrimp and frying until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  • If using mahi-mahi, follow same instructions as tilapia in Steps 1 and 4, coating and frying mahi pieces until fish reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as tilapia in Steps 1 and 4, coating and frying, flipping occasionally, until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-8 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Quarter lime. Juice three quarters and cut one quarter into wedges.

    Stem cilantro, reserving leaves whole.

    Halve and peel shallot. Slice halves into thin strips.

    Pat tilapia fillets dry and, on a separate cutting board, and cut into 2" pieces. Season all over with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

  2. 2

    Quick Pickle Shallot and Make Slaw

    Combine shallot, lime juice, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.

    In another mixing bowl, combine slaw mix, mayonnaise, Sriracha (to taste), and a pinch of salt.

    Refrigerate both until plating.

  3. 3

    Heat Oil and Make Batter

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add canola oil. Heat oil, 5 minutes.

    While oil heats, combine tempura mix and 1/4 cup cold water in another mixing bowl. Stir until a thin batter forms, like a pancake batter. If too thick, add additional cold water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  4. 4

    Fry the Fish

    Line a plate with a paper towel.

    Test oil temperature by adding a drop of batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool. If it doesn't brown, increase heat.

    Working in batches, dip tilapia pieces in batter, covering evenly and completely. Then carefully transfer to hot oil, cooking until golden brown and fish reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Transfer tilapia to towel-lined plate. Season with a pinch of salt.

  5. 5

    Warm Tortillas and Finish Dish

    Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave until warm, 30-60 seconds.

    Alternatively, place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add tortillas, one at a time, to hot, dry pan. Heat undisturbed, 30-45 seconds per side. Remove from pan

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, filling tortillas with fried mahi-mahi and topping with slaw and pickled shallot (to taste). Garnish with cilantro and squeeze lime wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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